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- January 10, 2011
We might not always realize it but we engage in ethical reflection on a daily basis: our decisions, small and large, express what we value most. Questions about what ultimately matters often come to the surface in our dealings with others, both those who are like-minded and as often as not those who are not. Rarely, however, do we have the chance to come together as a community to explicitly reflect on questions of fundamental ethical importance.
The Question aims to provide such an opportunity by posing questions of fundamental importance to living well to the Carleton community and then giving them a chance to discuss it. In the process of engaging with the questions, one learns that easy answers are not forthcoming; that conclusions one thought were obvious, are anything but; and that reasonable people might disagree when it comes to fundamental commitments.
In this online forum, we'll pose a question to the Carleton community. We invite all members of the community to weigh in the comments section below each post. And stay tuned for EthIC events related to The Question.
- November 5, 2012
Welcome to the fourth installment of The Question at Carleton College. Our Question for this term is "Should Politicians Lie?" and our EthIC associates are kicking things off with their reflections on the topic.
- February 8, 2012
Welcome to the third installment of The Question: "Is access to healthcare a human right?"
This time around, we kick things off with posts from Simone Childs-Walker ('12), Rachel Levit-Ades ('13), and a joint post by Professor Amna Khalid (history) and Professor Paul Petzschmann (European Studies).
- September 4, 2011
Welcome to the second installment of The Question at Carleton College. Our Question for this term is "Is Meat Immoral"? and we've asked our EthIC's associates to kick-off the discussion with their reflections on this question, which invites reflection on animal suffering, the nature of predation, food policy and health-related issues.
- January 10, 2011
Welcome to the first installment of The Question. Professor Daniel Groll kicks off the discussion with the question, "How rich is too rich?"